# Scientific Inquiry Test

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
| By Kp=youandme
K
Kp=youandme
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 1 | Total Attempts: 3,623
Questions: 8 | Attempts: 3,632

Settings

If you are a science student out there in the world this quiz is for you especially dealing with the scientific inquiry. Specifically designed to find out how much you knowledge you have.

• 1.

### What is the definition of procedure?

• A.

An explanation of an observation that must be logical and can change after observations are made.

• B.

Anything that can change in an experiment

• C.

Information that is collected

• D.

Step by step instructions to complete an investigation

D. Step by step instructions to complete an investigation
Explanation
The correct answer is "step by step instructions to complete an investigation." This definition accurately describes a procedure as a set of instructions or guidelines that outline the specific steps or actions to be taken in order to carry out an investigation or experiment. Procedures provide a systematic approach to ensure consistency and reliability in scientific research.

Rate this question:

• 2.

### A(n) _____________________ variable is something that the scientist wants to remain the same throughout the entire experiment.

• A.

Independent

• B.

Controlled

• C.

Dependent

• D.

Staysame

B. Controlled
Explanation
A controlled variable is something that the scientist wants to remain the same throughout the entire experiment. This variable is carefully controlled and kept constant in order to ensure that any observed changes or effects are solely due to the manipulation of the independent variable. By controlling all other variables, the scientist can isolate the effects of the independent variable and accurately determine its impact on the dependent variable.

Rate this question:

• 3.

### A inference is......?

• A.

Step by step instructions to complete an investigation

• B.

Information that is collected

• C.

An educated guess based on prior experiences

• D.

An explanation of an observation that must be logical and can change after more observations are made

D. An explanation of an observation that must be logical and can change after more observations are made
Explanation
An inference is an explanation of an observation that must be logical and can change after more observations are made. It is not step by step instructions to complete an investigation, information that is collected, or an educated guess based on prior experiences. Inferences are based on evidence and reasoning, and they can be revised or refined as new information becomes available.

Rate this question:

• 4.

### A hypothesis is....?

• A.

An educated guess based on prior knowledge and experience.

• B.

Anything that can be changed in an experiment.

• C.

An explanation of an observation that must be logical and can change after more observations are made

• D.

Information that is collected

A. An educated guess based on prior knowledge and experience.
Explanation
A hypothesis is an educated guess based on prior knowledge and experience. It is a prediction or explanation that is proposed before conducting an experiment or making further observations. It is not just any information that is collected, but rather a specific statement that can be tested and potentially proven or disproven through experimentation or observation.

Rate this question:

• 5.

### A(n) _______________________ is the 1 thing in an experiment that is changed or manipulated by the scientist.

• A.

Dependent

• B.

Controlled

• C.

Independent

• D.

Variable

C. Independent
Explanation
An independent variable is the one thing in an experiment that is changed or manipulated by the scientist. This variable is deliberately altered in order to observe its effect on the dependent variable, which is the outcome or result of the experiment. The scientist has control over the independent variable and can choose to change it in different ways to test its impact on the dependent variable.

Rate this question:

• 6.

### A(n) _____________________ is anything that can be changed in an experiment.

• A.

Dependent

• B.

Controlled

• C.

Independent

• D.

Variable

D. Variable
Explanation
A variable is anything that can be changed in an experiment. This includes the dependent variable, which is the variable being measured or observed, the independent variable, which is the variable being manipulated or changed by the experimenter, and the controlled variables, which are the variables that are kept constant throughout the experiment to ensure that any observed effects are due to the independent variable.

Rate this question:

• 7.

### A(n) _____________________ variable is the results that change in response to the change the scientist makes to the __________________ variable.

• A.

Independent; controlled

• B.

Independent; independent

• C.

Dependent: controlled

• D.

Dependent; independent

D. Dependent; independent
Explanation
The correct answer is dependent; independent. In an experiment, the dependent variable is the one that is being measured or observed and is expected to change in response to the independent variable, which is the variable that the scientist intentionally manipulates or changes.

Rate this question:

• 8.

### What makes a good hypothesis?

Specific,Testable, and a statement, not a question.
Explanation
A good hypothesis should be specific, meaning it clearly defines what is being investigated. It should also be testable, meaning it can be proven or disproven through observation or experimentation. Additionally, a hypothesis should be a statement, not a question, as it needs to propose a possible explanation or relationship between variables. By being specific, testable, and a statement, a hypothesis provides a clear direction for research and allows for the collection of evidence to support or refute it.

Rate this question:

Quiz Review Timeline +

Our quizzes are rigorously reviewed, monitored and continuously updated by our expert board to maintain accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

• Current Version
• Apr 24, 2024
Quiz Edited by
ProProfs Editorial Team
• Sep 10, 2009
Quiz Created by
Kp=youandme

Related Topics